Seeds and Breeds

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Report Calls For Action to Address Loss in Seed Biodiversity

RAFI report documents critical need for regionally-adapted public seeds and breeds to address the challenges of global climate change, and alarming erosion of public cultivar development capacity.   Pittsboro, NC […]

Cary Fowler explains the Svalbard Global Seed Vault

“If we don’t have crop diversity, we don’t have food security. If we don’t have food security, we aren’t going to have physical security.” Cary Fowler talks to RAFI about the Svalbard Global Seed Vault and new documentary, Seeds of Time.

North Carolina Organic Grain Guide 2013

The North Carolina Organic Grain Production Guide for 2013 was created by the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service, North Carolina State University, North Carolina Organic Grain Project and the NCSU […]

Press Release: More than 100 groups urge Congress to support Tester Amendment in 2013 Farm Bill

More than 100 farm organizations, scientists, businesses and nonprofits, including Organic Seed Alliance and Rural Advancement Foundation International-USA, have signed a letter urging Congress to support Senator Tester’s amendment to the Senate Farm Bill.

The proposed Farm Bill currently on the Congress floor fails to direct more research dollars to classical breeding projects that would result in the benefit of publicly owned plant cultivars and animal breeds.